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* French envoy, Sri Lanka FM discuss expanding trade, bilateral relations
Wed, Oct 20, 2021, 08:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 20, Colombo: The Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister discussed expanding bilateral trade and further strengthening bilateral relations during a recent meeting.

The Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka Eric Lavertu paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris at the Foreign Ministry recently.

During the meeting, both sides welcomed the multifaceted cooperation and friendship existing between the two countries and underscored the necessity to further strengthen bilateral relations, the Foreign Ministry said.

The discussion focused on bilateral political relations; inter-parliamentary cooperation; expansion of bilateral trade, investment and tourism; education; as well as issues of mutual interest in regional and multilateral fora.

The resumption of direct flights between Colombo and Paris which would lead to greater connectivity and further consolidate business and tourism ties was welcomed.


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